Sydney, resplendent day or night, is easy to love. But, if you’re looking to escape the rush of the city for a weekend getaway in regional NSW, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve handpicked a collection of the best weekend getaways from Sydney that are perfect for a luxury escape from the city. Each of these beautiful retreats promises plenty of rest and relaxation for your next weekend away, and all are within a few hours of Sydney.


Spicers Guesthouse has spacious lawns with stylish fire pits adding warmth to weekend getaways from Sydney.

Spicers Guesthouse, Hunter Valley

A luxe boutique hotel located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Spicers Guesthouse is a favourite for those looking for relaxed, laid-back luxury. Here you can enjoy world-class food and wine against a backdrop of rolling vineyards & mountain ranges before retiring to your luxuriously appointed guest room.


Bannisters Pavilion Mollymook has undisturbed views of Mollymook Beach, making it great for weekend getaways NSW

Bannisters Pavilion Mollymook, South Coast

Situated just 80 metres from the shores of Mollymook Beach, Bannisters Pavilion boasts stylish, beach-chic rooms and suites that are the perfect choice for a coastal getaway. The Pavilion promises a laidback escape where you can spend sunny days poolside and eat and drink in the relaxed tree-top atmosphere of The Rooftop Bar & Grill.


French-style luxury at Chateau Elan's 3500-acre property.

Chateau Elan At The Vintage, Hunter Valley

Surrounded by rolling vineyards and overlooking manicured fairways, Chateau Elan At The Vintage is an award-winning golf & spa resort in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Choose from luxury spa suites and self-contained villas that promise absolute comfort, privileged spa access and total privacy.


Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific is a centrally located coastal resort just a stroll away from the beach, making it great for weekend getaways from Sydney.

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, Central Coast

Airy and bright, Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific is a deluxe beach accommodation in Terrigal. Centrally located, this coastal resort offers the perfect base from which to have a little adventure and explore the delights of the Central Coast. Each of the 199 light-filled rooms and suites will make you feel welcome, complete with furnished balconies where you can soak up the stunning ocean views and sea breeze.


Weekend getaways NSW spent at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley grants access to the restaurant's buffet breakfast.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley has a range of beautiful guest rooms to choose from. From Kids Suites specially designed for young families to Resort Villas with up to 3 bedrooms, comfort and luxury await you at a range of price points. Enjoy Redsalt Restaurant’s gourmet buffet breakfast, Lovedale Bistro’s wide selection of classic meals, or Lovedale Café’s lighter servings. Looking for a nightcap? The bartender at Vista Lounge can make handcrafted cocktails that you can enjoy by the cosy fire.


Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, Windsor

The recently-renovated Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley has over 100 contemporary suites ranging from intimate deluxe rooms to 3-bedroom apartments that are perfect for a family holiday. Experience al-fresco fine dining at Harvest Restaurant and enjoy the “High Tea” experience overlooking the gardens. You can also unwind over drinks at their two bars or revitalize your senses at Villa Thalgo Day Spa.


Headlands Austinmer Beach has ocean view rooms from private balconies that make your weekend getaways from Sydney even more relaxing

Headlands Austinmer Beach, South Coast

Looking for a seaside escape? The self-contained guest rooms at Headlands Austinmer Beach on the South Coast of NSW feature kitchens and laundry facilities, making them the perfect choice for a family getaway. Each room has a private balcony where you can enjoy a complimentary breakfast while admiring the ocean view. The crisp modern interiors will calm your busy thoughts and ensure ultimate relaxation.


Spicers Vineyards Estate makes weekend getaways from Sydney even more special with its beautiful private vineyard and the luxurious treatments from Spa Anise.

Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley

One of the most awarded destinations in the Hunter Valley, Spicers Vineyards Estate has 12 luxury suites, each equipped with its own fireplace. Find solace in one of the King Spa Rooms, Luxury Spa Rooms or Vineyards House that are all nestled in the 8-acre vineyard. Spend your weekend getaways from Sydney dining at Restaurant Botanica overlooking the private vineyard, and enjoy a hot stone massage and other full-body treatments at Spa Anise when you book a stay here.


Sails Port Macquarie

Sails Port Macquarie, Mid North Coast

Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges is a beautiful waterfront hotel in Port Macquarie featuring elegant rooms & suites, a contemporary restaurant, a selection of bars, and a private jetty. Here you can relax in a private cabana by the heated pool, throw a line from the jetty, or go for a paddle in one of the hotel’s complimentary kayaks.


Peppers Manor House has an old Europe vibe and classic design elements that will take you continents away on your weekend getaways from Sydney.

Peppers Manor House, Southern Highlands

A scenic 90-minute drive from Sydney, Peppers Manor House is a boutique hotel in the beautiful Southern Highlands. Set in Sutton Forest, just 15 minutes from Bowral, this is an elegant country estate that oozes world charm. Whether you’re strolling through nature, playing croquet, relaxing beside the pool, or sipping afternoon tea, you’ll find this a welcome escape from city life.


Cedars Mount View

Cedars Mount View, Hunter Valley

Cedars Mount View offers a collection of four gorgeous villas in the beautiful Hunter Valley, just two hours from Sydney. Surrounded by native forests and beautiful mountain views, each self-contained villa boasts a private balcony, a gas log fireplace, a spa or deep-soak bath, and breakfast provisions for each morning.

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Brokenback Views Country Estate offers expansive views of the ranges.

Brokenback Views Country Estate, Hunter Valley

Located centrally in Pokolbin near Roche Estate, Brokenback Views Country Estate is a place to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate, while being close to all the attractions of the Hunter Valley. The estate comprises of individually designed, luxury self-contained villas surrounded by spectacular country views across the lake and the Brokenback Ranges.


The quiet atmosphere at Gibraltar Hotel Bowral heightens the relaxation you'll experience during your weekend getaways from Sydney.

Gibraltar Hotel Bowral, Southern Highlands

Nestled in the lush forests, fields and gardens of Bowral, Gibraltar Hotel is an exceptional boutique accommodation in the beautiful Southern Highlands. Surrounded by stunning views, the hotel boasts a luxurious day spa, a challenging golf course, and a fine dining restaurant and bar. This property is a great choice for weekend getaways from Sydney or special occasions.


Pullman Magenta Shores Resort's deep soaking spa tub leading out to a little garden.

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort, Central Coast

Only 90 minutes from Sydney, Pullman Magenta Shores Resort boasts a golf course, tennis court, gym, pool, day spa & an exceptional beachfront location. Nestled between the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake, this Central Coast resort offers a choice of studio guest rooms or self-contained 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartments perfect for families or groups.


Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel offers views of the manicured lawns and gardens and the mountain ranges in the distance.

Fairmont Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains

Just a 90-minute drive from Sydney, Fairmont Resort & Spa in the Blue Mountains is perched on the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley in this spectacular World Heritage-listed National Park. This impressive mountain resort offers an extensive range of dining options and a host of leisure facilities that are suitable for the whole family.


Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast has light filled dining areas allowing you to enjoy a sophisticated dining experience.

Mercure Kooindah Waters, Central Coast

Mercure Kooindah Waters Golf Resort is one of those places where the pace slows the moment you arrive. Here you can totally relax whilst enjoying the brilliant sunshine, gourmet food and wine, and endless recreation facilities on offer, all just 90 minutes from Sydney. With a choice of rooms & apartments, this is a perfect getaway for groups small or large.


The Convent Hunter Valley has a dollhouse-like facade making it a picture-worthy weekend getaway in NSW.

The Convent, Hunter Valley

Set in an enchanting historic building and nestled in one of Australia’s premier wine regions, The Convent is an intimate boutique hotel in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Here you can indulge in exceptional food and wine in the award-winning restaurant, Circa 1876, while surrounded by rich produce-filled gardens and gorgeous acreage views.


Anchorage Port Stephens has a predominantly coastal chic design that sets the beach vibe mood.

Anchorage Port Stephens, Hunter Region

Experience Hamptons-chic luxury and seaside style at its finest at The Anchorage Hotel & Spa in Port Stephens. With gorgeous guest rooms to choose from, a renowned restaurant serving world-class food, and an insanely luxurious day spa, this is the stuff romantic dreams and amazing weekend getaways from Sydney are made of.


Crystalbrook Kingsley

Crystalbrook Kingsley, Newcastle

The newest of the Crystalbrook hotels, Kingsley is Newcastle’s first five-star luxury hotel. Boasting seriously sophisticated rooms, Kingsley is culturally connected, sustainably led and steeped in history. The hotel offers a relaxed deli-style cafe, an elegant cocktail lounge and a rooftop restaurant where you can take in the city’s stunning views.


Bannisters Port Stephens has a cool blue infinity pool that makes it a splashing spot where you can enjoy weekend getaways in NSW with friends or family.

Bannisters Port Stephens, Hunter Region

Bannisters’ newest hotel in Port Stephens is surrounded by water, koala habitat and a sense of peace and seclusion. Here you can wake up in your stylish guest room or suite before spending the day by the pool where you can relax & take in the stunning views. Later, dine in the renowned Rick Stein restaurant where you can enjoy the finest locally sourced ingredients from ocean to plate every day.


88SOUTH has panoramic views of Boomerang Beach from its beautiful balcony.

88SOUTH, Mid-North Coast

Overlooking the golden sands of Boomerang Beach, 88SOUTH is an architecturally designed home that is perfect for a family or group of friends. Featuring 5 bedrooms, multiple living spaces and decorated with modern furnishings, you’ll instantly feel the ‘beach-vibe’ the moment you arrive. Spend your days lazying around the 13-metre lap pool or at the beach. It’s a hard life.


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A lover of the finer things in life, Mat is a travel junkie who is addicted to the excitement and sense of wonder you experience when visiting a destination for the first time. His passions include music, good food and fine wine, but his epicurean tastes don't get in the way of enjoying life's simpler pleasures like gardening, bush-walking, and exciting street food flavours.